Black Rose - Piano - Keyboard - organ

Black Rose was born in Cape Town (RSA). Her interest in music started in the family home. She started playing music in church accompanying sunday school and youth choirs.

In the late nineties she teamed up with Cape Town musicians such as Mac Mckenzie and the late Alex Van Heerden. In 2001 she met Richard Shilder with whom she worked one year.

In 2003 she Toured Belgium for the first time with her husband Oom Flupke.

Back in South Africa in 2004, they formed the band "Black Rose African Jazz Orchestra" and in 2006 she started the "Black Rose Arts & Culture School Project".

Between 2006 and 2008 she was the pianist and musical director of the South African play "Reclaiming the P.......word", a play by the Gender Equity Department of the University of the Western Cape.

In 2010, the Black Rose African Jazz Orchestra has performed @ the "Fifa World Cup" in Cape Town

In 2013 the band toured Belgium and recorded her song "Stars & Sangoma's".

Currently she runs several musical projects in Observatory, Cape Town.

 

 

Oom Flupke - Drums - percussion

Originally from Flanders, Belgium, Flupke became a professional musician in the early 90's. He moved to Brussels where he started playing bebop and African music.

He toured Europe from '92 till '94, travelling by tractor and wagon under his artist name "Hannar Zwrachtos".

He formed his own band "Populo Jazz Limousine" in 1995 and worked together with dancer/choreographer 'Joannah Pinxteren' with whom he performed "The Tempest" at the Royal Flemish theatre in 1996.

He worked with Malagasy guitarist "Miary Lepiera" with whom he recorded and performed from 1998 till 2000.

In 2000 he put his 8-piece band Populo Jazz Limousine on hold due to difficult work circumstances and lack of contracts and moved to Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2005, together with his wife Black Rose he formed the 'Black Rose African Jazz Orchestra' and has since been playing and recording with this band. In Belgium, he works with local bands from Lokeren, his hometown.